[Above: Thorne Dreyer and Bernie Sanders. Photo by Alan Pogue.]
Bernie Sanders, a leading progressive voice in the U.S. Senate who is frequently mentioned as a candidate for President in 2016, and Glenn W. Smith, Rag Radio political analyst and director of Progress Texas PAC, are Thorne Dreyer's guests.
Bernie Sanders, who was elected to the Senate in 2006 after 16 years serving Vermont as its sole Congressman, is the longest serving independent in American Congressional history. He is known for his outspoken advocacy on issues such as income inequality, big money in politics, climate change, and veterans' interests. A native of Brooklyn who worked as a carpenter and a documentary filmmaker, Bernie is the former mayor of his hometown, Burlington, Vermont. He is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which he previously chaired, and in 2015, was tapped to serve as the Democratic Caucus' ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
Glenn W. Smith is Director of Progress Texas PAC. A former political journalist, Smith helped manage Ann Richards' winning 1990 campaign for governor of Texas. He's guided national campaigns for MoveOn.org, has been a senior fellow at George Lakoff's Berkeley think tank on moral, progressive political language, and is the author of the acclaimed "Politics of Deceit," a book which calls for a revolution in our political practices. He's recently hooked up with Rev. Dr. William Barber whose "Moral Mondays" in North Carolina and "Forward Together Moral Movement" have captivated the nation.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Photographer: Roger Baker. Apprentice: Jesse Spratt. Rag Radio (www.theragblog.com/rag-radio/)is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP (www.koop.org/listen-now), and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: email@example.com. Running time: 56:39.